CAS celebrated the launch of the 200th CAS hub, situated at Norlington School and 6th Form in London last week! Here is the press release issued to coincide with that occasion.
“The grassroots organisation Computing At School (CAS) is celebrating the launch of the 200th CAS hub, situated at Norlington School and 6th Form in London.
CAS, which is part of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is a support system for school teachers across the UK, who are responsible for delivering a computing curriculum to their pupils.
The hubs are run by a selection of volunteer teachers at their schools and often include twilight sessions to ensure that teachers from other schools are also able to attend.
Designed to provide free support for computer science teachers in local primary and secondary schools, the new hub will give the opportunity to develop knowledge within the area and share their own experiences of teaching computing.
Currently the CAS network consists of over 20,000 IT professionals, teachers, educators and academics, following its launch in 2008. Those within the network are passionate about making sure students get the best computer science education in their schools.
Simon Humphreys, coordinator of Computing At School, commented: “We are delighted that Norlington School and 6th Form has become a CAS Hub and will be providing much needed support to teachers in the area. The launch of Waltham Forest - our 200th hub - is a significant milestone in CAS’s history.”
The scheme includes ten university partners (CAS Regional Centres), including York, Lancaster and Southampton, to name only a few.
Hub leader and head of computer science at Norlington School and 6th Form, Demetrios Skaliotis, believes that the CAS hub will provide vital face to face support for ICT and computing teachers, giving them a place to share ideas, resources, receive training and get the latest computing information, advice and support.
“Our meetings will be run by teachers - for teachers. We are planning a lively programme of activities and CPD, and look forward to welcoming local teachers to the group. As a CAS lead school; part of the Network of Excellence; with a specialist status in Computing we can offer a good base of expertise to the Hub,” commented Mr Skamiotis.”
You can find your nearest hub filling in your postcode here.
If you are interested in running a hub in your own area (primary or secondary) please email firstname.lastname@example.org